THE THIEF AND THE COBBLER
This auction includes A Color Model from THE THIEF AND THE COBBLERThe Thief and the Cobbler is an animated feature film, famous for its animation and its long, troubled history. The film was conceived by Canadian animator Richard Williams who worked 28 years on the project. Beginning production in 1964, Williams intended The Thief and the Cobbler to be his masterpiece, and a milestone in the art of animation. Due to its independent funding and complex animation, The Thief and the Cobbler was in and out of production for over two decades, until Williams, buoyed by his success as animation director on Who Framed Roger Rabbit , signed a deal in 1990 to have Warner Bros. finance and distribute the film. This deal fell through because of Warner Bros. disliking a rough cut of the film, Disney's Aladdin appearing as competition and Williams failing to complete the film on time. As Warner Bros. pulled out, The Completion Bond Company assumed control of The Thief and the Cobbler and had it finished by producer Fred Calvert without Williams.
This is THE THIEF
The Color Model measures approximately 25 x 12 1/2
Marking on the cel - MOONLIGHT COLOURS - (*MOONLIGHT was one of the palettes used)
This artwork is from the collection of Eleanor Dahlen, who is a retired Animation... read more